K9 Rondo

K9 Rondo

Vallejo Police Department, California

End of Watch Tuesday, July 29, 1997

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K9 Rondo was stabbed to death while attempting to arrest a hit-and-run suspect.

Rondo had served with the Vallejo Police Department for four years and had assisted in more than 50 captures.

In 2000, Rondo's handler, Police Officer Jeffry Azuar, was shot and killed in the line of duty in an unrelated incident.


  • Breed German Shepherd
  • Gender Male
  • Age 8
  • Tour 4 years

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon

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I was at the funeral covering the story for KRON-TV- one of the saddest days of my life.

George Griswold
Media, KRON-TV

May 27, 2023

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